What’s in This?: Alka-Seltzer

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All three ingredients in this hangover and indigestion cure, explained (yep, even anhydrous citric acid)

We’re often told that you should never eat anything if you don’t recognize everything on the ingredients list. But since most of us have no idea what xanthan gum and potassium benzoate are— or more importantly, what they’re doing to our bodies — we’re decoding the ingredients in the many things Americans put in (and on) themselves with the help of an expert. This edition: Alka-Seltzer, which is made from just three separate ingredients, which we’ve broken down in the exact order they appear on the box.

The Ingredients

1) Anhydrous Citric Acid: “Citric acid [which we discussed in our exploration of all 26 ingredients in Doritos Nacho Cheese Tortilla Chips] is a weak organic acid that’s often used as a pH-adjusting agent, a flavoring agent or a preservative [although it’s mainly added…

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